We are horrified by the attacks in Paris: we join in mourning the dead, and send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have died.
These attacks are part of the war raging across the Middle East, including the deaths of 40 people killed in Beirut and 17 killed in Baghdad on Friday by suicide bombers.
That war is tearing apart Syria in particular. According to the United Nations, over 200,000 have been killed, primarily by the Assad regime, but also by ISIS and Russian and American bombing. In Egypt, over 3,000 have been killed since Sisi’s regime came to power. Sisi was welcomed to London by Cameron earlier this month.
The vast majority of these dead are Muslim people. It is this tidal wave of death in the Middle East that is bringing people to Europe as refugees. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and…
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